"Every child of God can defeat the world, and our faith is what gives us this victory."
1 John 5:4 CEV
Were you ever that little child on the school playground that everyone would pick on? The bullies would mess with your locker, the girls would giggle behind your back? Or were you the only Christian in your family and whenever the T.V. evangelists would come on, they would mock you, saying, "there's your religion!"
There are many ways that we, as children of God, have been crucified for our faith--our belief. Of course, not to the extreme that our Lord Jesus has, but crucified all the same.
Sometimes it can make you feel so lonely. It can make you feel unloved and a 'weirdo'. Do what's right anyway. Remember that your Heavenly Father lives inside of you and with Him on your side, does anything else matter?
Doesn't it give you such peace to know that if you are a child of Christ, you will have victory over all the earth? That no matter what the world or Satan throws at you, that you will be victorious through your Heavenly Father? You don't need prestige, you don't need to buy yourself out of trouble, you don't need to be devious. All you need to do is call on the holy name of your Lord and Savior and you will be victorious.
The power of a name--Jesus Christ. Please use it humbly and often.